Variety
September 28
Arlo Parks is a 20-year-old English songwriter who faces down despair on “Collapsed in Sunbeams,” her first album. Her Minneapolis debut is set fo

Comforting fans on her first U.S. tour, Britain's Arlo Parks feels 'useful and purposeful'

London jazz-pop artist Arlo Parks has one of fall's hottest tours after her breakout singles warmed listeners during the pandemic.
Music
September 27
Bob Dylan on stage at the Hollywood Palladium in 2012.

Bob Dylan to resume Never-Ending Tour in November, but not in his home state

The Nov. 2 opening date in Milwaukee will mark the end to his longest hiatus from the road since the late 80s.
Music
September 25
Dan Smyers, left, and Shay Mooney of Dan + Shay, shown at the 14th Annual ACM Honors at Ryman Auditorium on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, in Nashville, Te

Dan + Shay find the right formula for success in concert

REVIEW: With imaginative and over-the-top enthusiasm, the country duo thrilled a Target Center crowd.
Music
September 25
Questlove

6 cool things in music this week include Harry Styles, Questlove, Davina & the Vagabonds, and Delfeayo Marsalis

Six cool things in music this week, from two points of view:Laura Pugh, Golden Valley:1 Davina and the Vagabonds, the Dakota. Music lovers were eager…
Music
September 24
Osmo Vänskä

Vänskä begins his victory lap with an exhilarating Fifth of Beethoven

REVIEW: Minnesota Orchestra opens its music director's final season with a bang.
September 23
Shawn Mendes performed “Summer of Love” at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sept. 12.

Shawn Mendes to fill Xcel Center with 'Wonder' on his summer 2022 tour

The Canadian pop star is also set to headline Summerfest in Milwaukee a few days before the July 9 gig in St. Paul.
Stage & Arts
September 23
“Opera Afeura,” staged at Allianz Field. Tim Rummelhoff

Minnesota Opera takes to the soccer pitch for a surprising night at the opera

REVIEW: Minnesota Opera took over the Loons' stadium for its season-opening concert.
Music
September 23
Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush performed Friday, August 24, 2018 at the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand.

The 10 biggest modern country duos to know

The Judds: Active: 1983-91 plus reunions, most recently 2017. Key hits: "Mama He's Crazy," "Love Is Alive," "Grandpa." Wynonna Judd's powerhouse voice, Naomi Judd's winsome…
Music
September 23
Dan Smyers, left, and Shay Mooney from the duo Dan + Shay performed this summer for NBC’s “Today” show.

It took Dan + Shay '10,000 Hours' to become country music's hottest duo

Their first arena tour comes to Target Center on Saturday.
Music
September 22
Harry Styles performed at an earlier tour stop in St. Louis.

Minnesota fans happy to comply with Harry Styles in sold-out charm fest

Review: The former One Direction singer required masks and vaccines at his packed Xcel Center show.
Music
September 22
Joe Paris Christensen, left, and Cameron Kinghorn worked on King Pari’s new EP during quarantine.

Twin Cities R&B/funk musicians find a new home in L.A. and new groove as King Pari

Cameron Kinghorn of Nooky Jones and Joe Christensen of PHO started experimenting together in Minnesota before relocating to California mid-pandemic.
Music
September 21
In 2019: Guns N’ Roses’ Axl Rose, left, and Slash performed at the Austin City Limits Music Festival on Oct. 4, 2019. Tuesday’s show was downsiz

Lots of distance for fans — social and otherwise — at Guns N' Roses show at Xcel Energy Center

Stars Axl Rose and Slash returned to a downsized Twin Cities crowd.
Music
September 21
Erik Fratzke

Twin Cities music vet Erik Fratzke gets real with Fake Accent

Best known as Happy Apple's bassist, he picks up the guitar for a new album he'll celebrate in concert Monday.
Music
September 19
Trampled by Turtles’ members all joined in for Wilco’s finale “California Stars” at Treasure Island Casino Amphitheater on Saturday.

Wilco and Trampled by Turtles mix things up via Red Wing

The beloved Midwest Americana bands paired up for an outdoor co-headlining gig at Treasure Island's amphitheater.
Variety
September 17
Lizzo

6 cool things in music this week include Lizzo, Charlie Watts, Midland, VMAs, Met Gala and Bob Dylan

Pick Six is a half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view.Janet Monson of Deephaven:1 Midland, State Fair. Those who showed up late…
Variety
September 17

Last week's top Billboard hits

POP/SINGLES Last week1. Way 2 Sexy, Drake-2. Girls Want Girls, Drake-3. Fair Trade, Drake-4. Champagne Poetry, Drake-5. Knife Talk, Drake-6. Stay, The Kid Laroi &…
Local
September 16
Funeral of John Nelson, Prince's oldest brother and one of his heirs.      ] GLEN STUBBE • glen.stubbe@startribune.com   Thursday, September 16,

Prince's brother Johnny Nelson is remembered as a 'generous, wise spirit' who taught himself piano

Prince's oldest brother loved Westerns, Jesus and family gatherings.
Music
September 16

New music review: Poised to innovate, J Balvin plays it remarkably safe

latinJ Balvin, "Jose" (Universal Latin)If there is one figure in pop music who has perfected the language of feel-good cultural affirmation, it is J Balvin.…
Variety
September 16
Stokley Williams  AARON LAVINSKY • aaron.lavinsky@startribune.com

Mint Condition hitmaker Stokley Williams launches ambitious solo album

Mint Condition singer Stokley's new solo album is a beat-driven tour de force.
Variety
September 16
Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast, which plays at First Avenue on Sunday.Peter Ash Lee

Our Friday Best: Harry Styles, Guns N' Roses, Cirque Italia & 'Songs' in Bloomington

Guns N' StylesArena concerts return in a big way on back-to-back nights at Xcel Energy Center, starting Tuesday with the Guns N' Roses date originally…